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Score:
Data available:
 
Limited
Data last updated:
October 2012

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Willa Take Action Acne Spot Treatment (2012 formulation)

EWG scientists reviewed Willa Take Action Acne Spot Treatment (2012 formulation) for safety according to the methodology outlined in our Skin Deep Cosmetics Database. We assess the ingredients listed on the labels of personal care products based on data in toxicity and regulatory databases, government and health agency assessments and the open scientific literature. EWG's rating for Willa Take Action Acne Spot Treatment (2012 formulation) is 5.
Ingredient Concerns:
Overall Hazard
 
 
Cancer
 
 
Developmental &
reproductive toxicity
 
 
Allergies & immunotoxicity
 
 
Use restrictions
 
 

Ingredient Concerns

Ingredient Concerns Score
PERFLUORODECALINMiscellaneous
Data: Fair
SD ALCOHOL 1
ALCOHOL DENAT.
Enhanced skin absorption, Multiple, additive exposure sources, Developmental/reproductive toxicity, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Cancer
Data: None
PHENOXYETHANOLIrritation (skin, eyes, or lungs), Occupational hazards, Use restrictions, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Allergies/immunotoxicity
Data: Limited
SALICYLIC ACID
(Active Ingredient)
Enhanced skin absorption, Multiple, additive exposure sources, Use restrictions, Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs)
Data: Good
PEG-75 SHEA BUTTER GLYCERIDESOrgan system toxicity (non-reproductive), Contamination concerns (ETHYLENE OXIDE, 1,4-DIOXANE)
Data: None
SORBIC ACIDAllergies/immunotoxicity, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
Data: Fair
SODIUM HYDROXIDEUse restrictions, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs)
Data: Fair
COPAIFERA OFFICINALIS (BALSAM COPAIBA) RESINMultiple, additive exposure sources, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
Data: Limited
GLYCERINUse restrictions
Data: Good
CITRIC ACIDUse restrictions
Data: Good
LAVANDULA ANGUSTIFOLIA (LAVENDER) EXTRACT
LAVANDULA ANGUSTIFOLIA (LAVANDER) FLOWER/LEAF/STEM EXTRACT
None Identified
Data: Limited
CARAPA GUAIANENSIS SEED OILNone Identified
Data: Limited
GLYCOSPHINGOLIPIDSNone Identified
Data: Fair
EUTERPE OLERACEA FRUIT OILNone Identified
Data: None
SALIX ALBA (WHITE WILLOW) BARK EXTRACT
SALIX ALBA (WILLOW) BARK EXTRACT
Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
Data: Limited
XANTHAN GUMNone Identified
Data: Fair
HYDROXYETHYLCELLULOSENone Identified
Data: Fair
SIMMONDSIA CHINENSIS (JOJOBA) SEED OILNone Identified
Data: Limited
SODIUM HYALURONATENone Identified
Data: Fair
CAPRYLYL GLYCOLNone Identified
Data: Limited
BUTYLENE GLYCOLIrritation (skin, eyes, or lungs)
Data: Limited
MENTHA PIPERITA (PEPPERMINT) LEAF EXTRACTEnhanced skin absorption, Use restrictions
Data: Limited
WATERInnocuous
Data: Robust


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